EcommerceWeekly.com Privacy Policy

Last updated:  July 14, 2014

EcommerceWeekly.com (referred to hereinafter as “EcommerceWeekly.com”) is a news and information site owned and operated by Stamps.com, Inc. (“Stamps.com”) (collectively, EcommerceWeekly.com and Stamps.com shall be referred to as “Company” or “we”). Company takes your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy.

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What This Privacy Policy Covers

  • This policy covers how the Company treats personal information that the website having the URL www.ecommerceweekly.com (the “Website”) collects and receives, including information related to your past use of any EcommerceWeekly.com services, as well as non-personal information collected from the Website. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number.
  • This policy is independent from any privacy policy that may be applicable for the treatment of personal information that is collected through or in connection with the PC Postage services, PhotoStamp services, and/or any other products or services offered through the Stamps.com website located at www.stamps.com (the “Stamps.com Website”).  Information collected through the Stamps.com Website is hereby expressly excluded from this policy.  If you would like more information about the Stamps.com Website privacy policy, please visit http://www.stamps.com/privacy-policy/.

 

Information Collection and Use

  • The Company collects personal information from you only when you choose to share it with us, such as when you register with EcommerceWeekly.com, when you sign-up for more information regarding e-commerce news and webinars on the Website, or when you use EcommerceWeekly.com products or services. We may also combine information we have about you with information we receive from business partners or other companies. For instance, we may offer a special promotion or service in conjunction with a business partner if your permission is provided. Our goal is to provide you, the user, with great service and products, and a customer-friendly experience using our service and on our site. This includes online shopping, interactive communications, and many other types of services.
  • We collect personal information from you as follows: When you register for a webinar, or when you sign up for our newsletter, we ask for information such as your name, email address, phone number, home address and other similar contact information. In certain instances when you make purchases through the Website, we may collect payment information that includes your credit card number, expiration date and billing address.  The Company also collects information from Affiliate Sign-Up forms and such information is used for the purpose for which it was collected, such as to communicate with you regarding your registration.
  • Cookies: Through EcommerceWeekly.com, the Company automatically receives and records certain non-personal information about your visit through the use of cookies. Cookies are files that your Web browser places on your computer’s hard drive. Information collected includes your IP address, your referral source, and the page(s) you request. Generally, we use cookies to:

o   Fulfill your requests for products and services, and improve our services.

o   Remind us of who you are on return visits in order to deliver to you a better and more personalized service. This cookie is set when you first visit Website.

o   Estimate our audience size and measure traffic patterns regarding usage of the Company’s network of Web sites. Each browser accessing the Website is given a unique cookie which is then used to determine the extent of repeat usage and usage by a registered user versus by an unregistered user.

o   Track the number of entries in our promotions.

o   Customize the advertising and content you see.

  • If you are uncomfortable having a cookie placed on your system, you may elect to turn off the cookie or delete existing cookies in your browser. If you turn off or delete the EcommerceWeekly.com cookie, you may not be able to receive special offers or personalized content from the Company.
  • We use a third party tracking utility service that uses cookies to track and analyze aggregate user movement. We use a software technology called clear gifs that help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. We also use clear gifs and JavaScript in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by the recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movement of Web users. The clear gifs are not tied to any personally identifiable information by the Company. The use of cookies by our marketing and advertising partners is not covered by our privacy policy and we do not have access or control over these cookies. Cookies established by EcommerceWeekly.com based on referrals from our marketing and advertising partners may change the advertising content and promotional offers you see. Cookies established on the the Website may also be utilized by the Company and its advertising network partners to present advertisements about the Company on third party Web sites.
  • The Company technology does not recognize “Do Not Track” signals from your browser. However, the practices of our partners and other third-party providers may change as a result of this feature being utilized.

 

Information Use Sharing and Customer Choice

  • The Company (through EcommerceWeekly.com or otherwise) does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies except to provide products or services you have requested, or under the following circumstances:

o   From time to time, the Company participates in marketing and joint technology initiatives with other companies, including websites “powered by” Stamps.com on behalf of other companies. Some of these marketing and joint technology initiatives may require that you share personal information with both the Company and the other companies participating in these initiatives. the Company will provide notice to you of any sharing of your personal information prior to you agreeing to participate in any such initiatives with other companies. If you choose to participate in the initiatives and provide personal information to the other companies, that personal information will be handled according to the privacy policy of those companies which may differ from the Company’s policies and practices. The Company may share certain information with carefully selected third parties that will allow them to mail you promotional materials about quality goods and services (including special offers and promotions) that may be of interest to you. The information shared will not include your e-mail address or your phone number; . You may contact the Company at any time to request that your information not be shared with such third parties when you register with the Website, or by accessing the opt-out link in any email communication from EcommerceWeekly.com or by clicking here.

o   We provide information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with Stamps.com under confidentiality agreements. These companies may use your personal information to help the Company communicate with you, for example, an e-mail service provider that helps the Company administer e-mails or a third party calling service. These companies are acting on behalf of Stamps.com, and may not use or share this information for their own purposes.

  • Stamps.com is regulated by the United States Postal Service (USPS). As part of the regulatory relationship, Stamps.com collects certain information about you on behalf of the USPS. To learn more about the USPS’s privacy policy, please visit the USPS Privacy Policy. To learn more about USPS postage technology, PC Postage® and Stamps.com’s relationship with the USPS, please visit the USPS Postage Solutions page. Information collected on behalf of USPS is used for their regulatory oversight function and is not used for other purposes.
  • We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
  • We share information we believe is needed in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected illegal activities, actual fraud, potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Stamps.com’s Service Agreement, or as otherwise required by law.
  • We transfer information about you if the Company or our service is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, the Company will notify you by either email or by prominent notice on our website if information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.
  • The Company may, from time to time, communicate with you regarding our products and services, or those of our partners, that we feel may be of interest to you. Stamps.com may send special offers and updates, newsletters, service-related announcements and customer service emails.
  • Only the Company (or agents working on behalf of the Company and under confidentiality agreements) will send you these communications.
  • If you do not want to receive promotional information, simply notify us by opting-out of future correspondence. We will provide you clear instructions on how to opt-out in the welcome email we send you, and in any subsequent emails you may receive
  • Generally, you may not opt-out of service-related announcements and customer service emails, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account.

 

Confidentiality and Security

  • We limit access to personal information about you to employees or contractors who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.
  • We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to protect personal information about you.

 

Additional Information

  • Links to Third Party Sites. Our site includes links to other Web sites whose privacy practices may differ from those of the Company. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of any Web site you visit.
  • Blogs. Our Web site offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us as set forth below. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
  • Social Media Widgets. Our Web site includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button and Widgets, such as the Share this button or interactive mini-programs that run on our site. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

 

Changes to this Privacy Policy

  • Stamps.com may update this policy. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy policy Web site, the Website, and other places we deem appropriate so our customers are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.
  • In the event the Company materially changes the way it collects or uses personally identifiable information, we will notify users via email or by posting a notice on our Web site for 30 days prior to the change becoming effective.

 

Access and Data Retention

  • We will retain your personal information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will also retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

 

Questions and Suggestions

  • If you have questions or suggestions, please contact us at:

EcommerceWeekly.com
C/O Stamps.com Inc.
Customer Care – Privacy Policy Issues
1990 E. Grand Ave
El Segundo, CA 90245-5013
(310) 482-5800